PHIL STOUT Phil Stout, 77, former Henderson City Councilman and Nevada State Assemblyman, District 22, passed away at his home in Henderson, April 4, 2019. Stout had a long and admirable record of service in Nevada. He held many committee and commission positions, including on the Regional Planning Board and the Taxi Cab Authority. He had also been appointed to the Bureau of Land Management Advisory Board by the U.S. Secretary of Interior. In 1991, he was asked to join the Nevada Association of Independent Businesses founded by John Ahern, Bob O'Connell and Bob Dickerson. Stout served as its executive director for 23 years, working to stimulate economic growth by limiting taxes and eliminating regulations on small businesses. His passion for service began early in life. After graduating from Basic High School in Henderson, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed with the "Hurricane Hunters" and Early Warning System until 1963. He then worked for PAN-AM at the Nevada Test Site and as a meteorological technician in the U.S. Weather Bureau Weather Project/Far East. He was disabled in 1967 at Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, while aboard the USS Watchman. Despite being left a quadriplegic, Stout went on to earn a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1973. He was active in many local charities, serving as the first chairman for the Special Olympics for Children; co-founder/president of Big Brothers of Southern Nevada; state crusade chairman for the American Cancer Society; club advisor to the Henderson Boys Club; and advisor to RSVP Retired Senior Volunteer Program. He also served on the Henderson Mental Health Board, Henderson Expo Days Committee and Southern Nevada Youth Fair. Stout was active in the Nevada and Henderson Jaycees since the 1970s and named Outstanding Young Nevadan and Jaycee of the Year. He was a past member of Elks Lodge #1956, Moose Lodge #1924, and VFW Post #3848. President Jimmy Carter presented him with the Outstanding Vietnam Era Veteran Citizens Award in 1979. Stout was born in Cedar City, Utah to Asel and Ruth (nee Henderson) Stout, Sept. 1, 1941. The family moved from Rockville, Utah, to Henderson, in 1948 to work at the Bureau of Mines in Boulder City. He was preceded in death by brothers, Dell and Paul Stout. Stout is survived by his devoted wife, of 43 years, Benay (Morgan); and son, Michael Marshall. He is also survived by brother, Lynn Stout; sisters, Lana Culjis, Lisa Sewell and Toni Goman; and granddaughter, Tiffany Milonas. He is also a favorite uncle to many nieces and nephews. Stout was a patriot, trusted friend and mentor, and had a great sense of humor. He will be laid to rest at 2 p.m. Fri., May 10 at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Dr., Boulder City, NV 89005.
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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on Apr. 14, 2019.